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Who's the Caboose? (1997)

Who's the Caboose? (1997)

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In this mock documentary, a filmmaker who has received a grant to make a feature about fatally ill homeless people decides at the last minute to instead turn his camera on Susan (Sarah Silverman), a stand-up comic who has decided to make the big move from New York to Los Angeles in hopes of breaking into television. However, she waits until the last minute to tell her boyfriend Max (Sam Seder) about this little change in her life. Max is surprised, but decides to tag along in an attempt to be supportive, even though once they get to California he finds they won't be living together as he expected. Susan dives into the Hollywood audition circuit head first, while Max stays with his friend Earl (David Waterman), who has a deal for a TV pilot, and gripes cynically about how superficial Hollywood can be. But while Susan finds she can't get a part to save her life, Max is suddenly the toast of the Hollywood hipster set, and suddenly everyone in town wants to offer him a deal for a pilot. Who's The Caboose? features a number of noted stand-up comics and TV personalities in supporting roles, including Andy Dick, Kathy Griffin and David Waterman; the film was screened as part of the 1999 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
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Comedy
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Cast

Sarah Silverman
as Susan Underman
Sam Seder
as Max Rabin, Max
Andy Dick
as Jason Reemer
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Critic Reviews for Who's the Caboose?

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I have nothing but adoration for cute-n-sassy comic Sarah Silverman, but this early faux-documentary is not one of her most interesting projects.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Who's the Caboose?

This little late '90s mockumentary could have been a lot better, but still had its high points. Director/star, Sam Seder, really got an amazing cast of '90s (and eventually '00s) comic performers to play various archetypes in his film about the heinously contrived world of Hollywood stardom. Sarah Silverman steals the film as Susan Underman, a struggling New York actor who leaves The Big Apple for Tinsel Town to try to land a part in a sitcom - ANY sitcom. Her boyfriend, Max (Seder), follows along and gets more than he bargained for. But the real story is formed by the representation of the Hollywood audition process, the entire L.A. scene and the shallow, fake, hollow, heartless and greedy souls who inhabit every human shell in the industry. It gets less funny and more depressing as the point is driven home. I can't say there was anything inherently bad with the premise or the performances or even the flow of the story, but over all, it wasn't as funny as it should have been and really ended up as more of a bummer than light comedic fare.

Michael Wood
Michael Wood
½

This mockumentary starring Sarah Silverman and Sam Seder(who also wrote and directed) is about the period of time in Hollywood in which all the new pilots for shows are cast and shot for the next TV season. While I like the cast and found it mildly amusing, really this isn't a terribly funny fake documentary, but it has it's character moments, but it isn't nearly as strong as the kind of work Christopher Guest has put out in this sub-genre of comedy.

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck

20% This was painful to watch, as the documentary aspect insulted my intelligence by explaining everything that was going on at all times and not even a plethora of comedians like Sarah Silverman, Todd Barry, Marc Maron and David Cross can lift this poorly written dreck out of the mire.

Luke W
Luke W

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